Which chainsaw is better than Makita or STIHL

Comparison of the most common STIHL and Husqvarna chainsaws

If we compare the popular STIHL and Husqvarna tools in terms of power, then the main competitor of the STIHL 180 at Husqvarna is the Husqvarna 135.

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The power of both is 1.5 kW. At the moment, Husqvarna loses not only in cost, because its price is slightly higher, but also in the volume of the cylinder, which is 40.9 cm³, while that of Calm, the volume is 31.8 cm³. If we consider this difference from the technical point of view, we can conclude that the Husqvarna engine, with such a volume, should consume more fuel, since the consumption of the fuel mixture is directly related to the cylinder volume.

The second point where Husqvarna falls short of the STIHL 180 is weight. STIHL weighs 3.9 kg, while Husqvarna weighs half a kilo more. Not much difference, but still.

The advantage of the Husqvarna 135 over the STIHL 180 is a quick-detachable filter that can be washed and used after multiple cleaning. Calm does not have this, but it is possible to choose an additional set of tools, for example, to purchase STIHL 180C or 180C-BE, which have an easy start, as well as the ability to adjust the chain tension, without the help of additional tools.

Thus, when choosing between STIHL 180 or Husqvarna 135, it is wiser and more profitable to buy STIHL 180, since it has long been the most popular chainsaw in the Russian Federation, unlike Husqvarna.

For those who live in rural areas and do not have the opportunity to repair tools in service centers, purchasing a STIHL 180 is more expedient for the reason that this chainsaw can be repaired by yourself.

Now let’s compare the 180 with the budget version of Husqvarna, model 236.

Its power is 1.4 kW, which is already lower than that of the STIHL 180 chainsaw, and the working volume is higher and amounts to 38.2 cm³. The price is slightly lower than that of the STIHL 180, but is it worth the savings, while losing power and, accordingly, performance.

Another Husqvarna model with which the 180 can be compared is the Husqvarna 240.

Their price and engine power are the same, but Husqvarna loses out in terms of weight and cylinder volume. Its weight is 4.7 kg, which is almost a whole kilogram more than that of the STIHL 180, and its volume is 38.2 cm³.

Pros and cons of STIHL

STIHL chainsaws are considered one of the most reliable and for this reason, very popular among professional lumberjacks who are used to working with powerful and reliable chainsaws. But if you look at the statistics of sales of STIHL household chainsaws, you can conclude that they are particularly popular. For example, the STIHL MS 180 chainsaw, since its appearance on sale, annually occupies top positions in the ratings of such Internet portals as the Yandex market.

  • Light weight, which is 3.9 kg;
  • Power sufficient to perform work on a personal plot and not only;
  • Maintainability and availability of the STIHL company, a large number of well-organized services;
  • The quality of the materials from which the chainsaw bodies are made.

All these advantages can be attributed to any product of the German company, but there is also one main disadvantage.

Compared to competitors, STIHL chainsaws have a rather high cost of both the tools themselves and the spare parts intended for their repair.

In turn, the high price of spare parts stimulates the emergence of a large number of low-quality spare parts intended to replace original and manufactured mainly in China. The installation of such spare parts is carried out in service centers that are not authorized to repair STIHL chainsaws, which entails a decrease in the service life of the tools and adversely affects the manufacturer’s image.

Recently, the STIHL company began to produce the most popular chainsaw model. STIHL MS 180 at a factory located in China. As representatives of the company explain, this is due to large volumes of products and preferential conditions for production. Also, representatives note that the transfer of production did not affect the quality of the products, for the reason that the control of all stages of production remained at the same level.

What is the difference between chainsaws

STIHL and Husqvarna are undoubtedly the leaders in the production and sale of gasoline-powered chain saws. Due to serious competition, every year each of the companies develops many new technical solutions, introducing which makes it easier and more comfortable to use their tools. For example, STIHL has technical innovations such as:

  • STIHL M-Tronic system, which makes it easier to start the chainsaw, thanks to a fully electronic ignition system. The system independently distinguishes cold start from hot start. Also, M-Tronic accurately sets the ignition timing and adjusts the amount of fuel mixture at the time the chainsaw is started;
  • HD2 filter. This filter is made of polyethylene, which has 70 percent finer pores than a conventional filter. It repels oil and is easy to clean, which adds comfort when servicing the chainsaw on which it is installed;
  • compensator. This is a special device in the carburetor that allows you to work with a chainsaw even with a completely dirty air filter, and an important feature is that the saw practically does not lose power;
  • catalyst, burns out unburned fuel, due to which the exhaust of the chainsaw contains less harmful impurities that adversely affect the human body.

If you look at the technical innovations of Husqvarna, you can also highlight several interesting systems:

  • Air Injection (air purification system) centrifugal air purification system, due to which the interval for cleaning the filter element is increased;
  • The X-Torq System reduces the amount of harmful emissions and, as the manufacturer notes, the tool equipped with this system consumes less fuel compared to chainsaws of the same engine size;
  • AutoTune is a system for automatically tuning the optimal parameters required for stable engine operation. details about how the system works, the manufacturer does not indicate.

If you take two chainsaws of the same volume from STIHL and Husqvarna, then they will be similar only in that they are equipped with an internal combustion engine, a tire and a saw chain. But everything, even the typical elements of these chainsaws, differ in size, shape and materials from which they are made. over, it is worth noting that thanks to the efforts of engineers, with the same cylinder volume, STIHL chainsaws have a higher maximum power, which will be noticeable when comparing specific models of chainsaws.

It can be noted that STIHL and Husqvarna tools are excellently designed and well adapted to the climatic conditions of the Russian Federation and, if used and maintained correctly, can last for a long time. It is quite difficult to compare the tools of these companies, since their quality is very high.

Husqvarna or STIHL. which of these chainsaws is better?

An intriguing question, isn’t it? I am sure that many connoisseurs of these brands of instrument have been asked, are asked and will be asked. Of course, there are other worthy manufacturers of chainsaws, but it was Husqvarna and STIHL that were made to adapt to our Russian conditions, these companies have earned the trust and respect in the hands of a stern Russian man for many years! And if so. so be it, consider these brands and this difficult question. Husqvarna or STIHL?

In fact, such a burning question, in my opinion, is tantamount to an unresolved problem that has eternally tormented all scientific minds. who was born, a chicken or an egg? Indeed, this theorem has ardent supporters of the chicken, and there are ardent opponents. supporters of the egg. So in our case. adherents of Husqvarna and admirers of Calm. Let’s look at this difficult question.

To begin with, it is necessary to specifically pose the question. what exactly in these saws of different companies is of interest to this or that supporter: appearance, power, convenience, reliability, service life, price. What is the purpose of using the saw. professional or for everyday needs in everyday life.

Let’s take a look at the professional saws of Huska and Calm and evaluate their appearance.

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By the way about the “caps”! If we consider the protection “winter-summer” in which the penetration of moisture, snow into the saw carburetor (and cooling in the summer) is protected, then, in my opinion, the Huska design is much better. I know that many will begin to argue and argue that “adapting” Calm, including a separate top cover with a marking jumper and a “side” for the starter, is more convenient and reliable, but in practice it is not a fig it is not more effective than the Huskvarnovskaya defense.

We know very well that when the saw “grabs” the snow during felling in winter, it starts “coughing, spitting” and stalling. I have worked with both presented models for a considerable time and I can confidently declare that STIHL is much more capricious than its opponent in this regard! And the Husqvarna filter is made of better quality than the Calm filter.

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To disassemble the saw in the forest at the workplace and quickly fix the malfunction, you need an asterisk wrench. For Husqvarna, one main key is quite enough, which in itself is more convenient to use than Shtil’s “balloon”.

Both firms have a wide selection of professional and household models (of course, farm models). However, some modifications of the company are made directly in different countries. For example, Husqvarna presents specific models of chainsaws from other manufacturers in the following countries:

  • 137E and 142E. Husqvarna plant in the USA;
  • 257, 254XP, 262XP, 262XPH. Husqvarna factories in Russia, in the well-known city of Khimki
  • 268, 61, 55, 272XP, 281XP, 288XP. Husqvarna plant in Brazil.

The rest of the chainsaw models are produced directly in the homeland of Husqvarna, that is, in Sweden. If you come across another country of the manufacturer not mentioned above, then before you is a fake!

As for Calm, judging by the information from VIKI, it is the best-selling brand of chainsaws on the planet.

The geography of the plants of the legendary company is as follows: Germany, USA, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil and China. In the homeland of the saw. Germany, there are 3 powerful factories that specialize in specific saw units and units. In one, crankshafts, polymer parts, tires are made, in the other. electric saws, in the third. magnesium alloy parts. The plant in the USA manufactures crankshafts, tires, spare parts, processes piston and assembles units. The most popular brand of Calm MS 180, which is acquired by the majority of the population in Russia, is produced and assembled at a factory in the USA. In Brazil, in addition to the classic list of product manufacturing, pistons and cylinders are also produced. Saw chains are being manufactured in Switzerland, blowers in Austria. And, of course, how can you do without China, which probably produces everything for a STIHL saw.

So what are we looking at. which models? Let’s evaluate the saws from the professional line, those that, in my opinion, are the most popular and used in our logging. I mean STIHL 361 and Husqvarna 365 SP.

As we can see, Husqvarna has a larger displacement compared to Calm with the same power. Most likely, the same power is achieved by increasing the speed of the Calm engine, and from this we can conclude that the load in the engine is increasing. Accordingly, the Calm engine is subject to greater wear and a reduction in the operation of the piston engine. Though…

However, there is unconfirmed information that the Huska 365 is not assembled in Sweden, but in Turkey, and the quality of the piston and cylinder is in great doubt. On the contrary, STIHL is distinguished by its quality of assembly, the individual components of which are assembled in certain factories under the control of the company. So these are all not good arguments for the quality of the two firms.

Another no less discussed and controversial issue in the “Calm and Khuska case” is a cutting set: a bar and chains. A global dispute

So, what is the significant difference between Husqvarna and Shtil’s sawing bars? That’s right. the presence of inlets for lubrication of the driven sprocket: Calm does not have them, Husqvarna has them. I want to make a reservation right away that these remarks refer to the standard equipment of the saws sold, by your decision, the tires can be replaced additionally. So this is a disadvantage or an advantage?

It seemed to the calmness to be superfluous in the design of the tire, since the lubrication of the driven sprocket on the tire is carried out in full. In addition, to increase the service life, it is planned to fill the gearbox with specialized oil, which will ensure proper penetration and lubrication of the saw elements. But is this significant for us. Russians, who pour not only autol, but also working off into the gearbox of the tool. There is not only an asterisk, but also the oil pump cannot withstand!

Huskvarnovtsy decided to play it safe and endowed their offspring with additional channels for lubricating the sprocket, which is injected with grease from a specialized syringe. Thus, the sprocket is lubricated with oil from the gearbox in the lower channels of the bar (intended for lubricating the chain) and grease from a syringe from the upper holes of the bar. Ideal. yes, but as always there is BUT!

With large-scale logging, when it is necessary to keep a high pace of work, it is not always possible to inject an asterisk, in particular in winter, when the grease freezes in the syringe, and Russian laziness plays an important role.

Another important clarification. The fact is that STIHL is the only company in the world that independently produces a cutting attachment, in our case a saw bar. Husqvarna, as far as I know, uses not only its products in this area, which wants the best, but also uses the developments of other companies. For example, I have a negative attitude towards Husqvarna tires and have always tried to use tires from other manufacturers, in particular the tires of the Oregon company, which justified itself on the Husqvarna chainsaw. Of course, the choice among professional tires is not uncommon and there are durable Husqvarna tires. from more than 3000 rubles, but the prices, as we can see, are already “biting”. I used a good Husqvarnov tire with oblique channels for chain lubrication and a removable sprocket. But again the price

As for the shock absorbers of the models I presented, I can confidently call Stihl the leader. For a year of working with him, I never broke a single shock absorber, although the saw wobbled. be healthy!

The topic of oil for two-stroke engines should be touched upon. Of course, I should write a separate article about this, but I will touch on some points.

This applies to the organoleptic properties of oils from both companies. Have you noticed how “drags” from Husqvarne’s oil? As if the cats pissed. the stench is unbearable. Yes, to hell with him with this stench, we are not going to smell it, the point is in the distinctive feature of the smell that gives off ammonia. If the presence of ammonia substances is really present in the product, then this is “not a buzz” for the instrument, or rather for its engine! On the contrary, calm oil has a specifically pleasant odor, thereby causing greater confidence in its product.

Well, my readers, I will probably round off on this. Of course, I did not touch on everything, but this requires you, who will supplement or, on the contrary, subtract my observations and arguments. In the meantime, it’s up to you to decide which is better than Husqvarna or STIHL.

I generally consider the Makita DCS4610-40 and STIHL MS 180 40cm models. Guys, is anyone fumbling? Sorry, those are not the question)))

STIHL MS 362.59 cm3. VS MAKITA 6100 P. 61 cm3.( 2 good weapons for this type of wood.

What to choose

When choosing a chainsaw, it is more advisable to give preference to the STIHL models, even though they are slightly more expensive. STIHL owners have slightly more advantages. They can make a choice: repair the instrument themselves or contact a certified service center. There are more spare parts on STIHL, and if necessary, you can buy less expensive analogues of the original parts. STIHL, this is a good time-tested tool.

Which chainsaw is better?

Having compared the popular STIHL and Husqvarna chainsaws, we have the opportunity to answer the question: STIHL or Husqvarna which is better? But we will not answer it, since everyone has to make a decision for himself, we just provided the actual information, slightly diluting it with Комментарии и мнения владельцев, for those who are poorly versed in technical nuances.

Below you can watch a video in which a sales and repair specialist for chainsaws gives his opinion about STIHL and Husqvarna household models.

General information about chainsaws.

  • Manufacturer. Husqvarna
  • Where is the manufacturer’s plant located. China
  • Cylinder volume. 35 cubic meters cm
  • Engine power. 1.93 hp / 1.45 kW
  • Bus length. 35cm, 14 “
  • Weight. 4.5KG
  • Manufacturer. STIHL
  • Where is the manufacturer’s plant located. China
  • Cylinder volume. 31.8 cc cm
  • Engine power. 2 h.p. / 1.5 kW
  • Bus length. 35cm, 14 “
  • Weight. 3.9 kg
  • Manufacturer. Husqvarna
  • Where is the manufacturer’s plant located. China
  • Cylinder volume. 38.2 cc cm
  • Engine power. 1.9 h.p. / 1.42 kW
  • Bus length. 35cm, 14 “
  • Weight. 4.7 kg

As you can see, these saws are practically the same in terms of engine power and tire length. The STIHL MS 180 wins in weight. it is lighter than competitors.

Chainsaw air filtration system.

All chainsaws manufactured by Husqvarna, and these models are no exception, have a two-stage air filtration system: first, the air mass with sawdust and dust is sucked in by the impeller on the flywheel, then air is fed through a spiral channel to the upper part of the cylinder. Under the action of centrifugal forces, dust and sawdust particles fly out to the side, and purified air enters the filter.

This allows Partner and Husqvarna chainsaws to work longer without air filter maintenance.

Also, if we compare STIHL and Husqvarna chainsaws in terms of the air filter design, we will see the following picture: the filter on the STIHL MS 180. a molded plate of synthetic felt pressed against the cylinder cover. The density of pressing directly depends on the degree of wear of the cylinder cover latch. The filter, for example, on the Partner P 340 chainsaw, is a plastic case with felt filtration windows. This element sits tightly in its intended place, regardless of the degree of wear of the chainsaw motor cover.

STIHL or Husqvarna?

Detailed overview and comparison of the main components.

Despite the apparent external similarity of the objects of comparison, there are significant differences between them that significantly affect the resource and performance. Without focusing on these differences, we will not be able to understand which manufacturer to give preference: STIHL or Husqvarna.

Which chainsaw is better. STIHL or Husqvarna?

STIHL or Husqvarna, which is better? Find out in this article.

Anti-vibration system.

All chainsaws manufactured by the Husqvarna Group are equipped with metal springs that effectively damp vibration and practically do not transmit it to the operator’s hands.

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The STIHL MS 180 chainsaws are equipped with rubber anti-vibration buffers. Fatigue comes faster when working with it.

engine’s type.

The STIHL MS 180 and Partner P 340 chainsaws are equipped with classic two-stroke engines. Their disadvantage is the imperfect combustion chamber purging system. 20% of the fuel escapes through the exhaust pipe (muffler) into the atmosphere along with the combustion products. Thus, we lose a fifth of gasoline, which simply “flies into the pipe”, pollute the environment, and we ourselves breathe this explosive mixture of exhaust gases, gasoline and oil.

The Husqvarna 236 chainsaw is equipped with a modern two-stroke engine with X-Torq technology, which provides almost 100% fuel combustion. As a result, the exhaust gases are 70% less toxic than a conventional two-stroke engine. Also, complete combustion of fuel provides high torque over a wider rpm range. Husqvarna 236 is harder to crush in wood.

So for intensive work, we advise you to purchase Husqvarna 236: cutting tasks will be completed faster with less stress on the operator and with significant fuel economy.

Makita production path

Since its foundation in 1915, the Japanese brand Makita has specialized in the production of electric motors, generators, and transformer repairs. Before the war, the company actively cooperated with the Soviet Union, having established the supply of engines and portable power plants by 1935.

Makita is a pioneer of power tools. The world’s first networked plane was introduced in 1958. From that moment on, the company has been actively increasing production, expanding the network of factories.

The developers paid special attention to the testing of finished products, gradually tightening the quality requirements: the motor was checked according to 19 tests, and the permissible vibration level was set twice lower than that of analogues.

In the production, we used premium steel, high-quality copper, etc. Thus, it was possible to create not only productive, but also durable tools.

Makita UC 4041A and STIHL MSE 190C-BQ-16

Two similar tools with a capacity of 1800 and 1900 kW with a saw bar extended up to 40 cm. Both tools are designed for intensive and frequent work with dense wood. However, the MSE 190 has a higher cost than the UC 4041A. Why?

Let’s compare the characteristics. Both models have similar technical equipment:

STIHL retrospective

The history of the German company STIHL began in 1926. From the very beginning, the company was engaged in mechanical engineering, and the first tool presented to the public was a miter saw with an electric motor. The brand presented the first prototype of a portable chainsaw already in 1929.

The main emphasis was placed on forestry: sawing and felling tools were developed. The 3-link saw chain was introduced shortly for the most accurate and clean sawing.

In the 1950s, STIHL was the sole leader in the production and distribution of chainsaws. Close attention was paid to technical and structural equipment.

In the following years, plant-based lubricants and a system of point oil supply to the tire, catalysts to reduce engine emissions, improved chain brakes, and much more were developed. The company began producing state-of-the-art networking tools using decades of experience.

Electric saws of the brand have several striking features:

Which chainsaw is better than Makita or STIHL

It is difficult to objectively answer the question of which electric saw is better. After all, each instrument has its own characteristics, subtleties and, of course, its own history. Using the examples of the stories of STIHL and Makita companies and two similar electric saws, we will try to understand such a difficult topic.

In terms of basic characteristics and technical parameters, these saws are close to each other. High competition forces both brands to constantly improve quality and reliability, and keep up with technical equipment.

However, it is the little things that can be important for consumers, which ultimately will affect the choice. A good tool is one that will solve specific tasks and will be selected adequately to the load and frequency of use.

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I generally consider the Makita DCS4610-40 and STIHL MS 180 40cm models. Guys, is anyone fumbling? Sorry, those are not the question)))

Комментарии и мнения владельцев 128

I use Calm 180 no complaints, for 3 years already for sure!

Husqvarna is the best chainsaw in my opinion. And STIHL was something died there in a couple of years, although they almost never used it

even on the dummy, the chain will be STIHL. STIHL made a saw, she also made a chain

Take STIHL, I have both a saw and a grass scythe (benzo) of this company. I use consumables from the same company 3 years I don’t know any problems.

I would take a calm, I am engaged in repairing these chainsaws MS 180 very good for home simple when you start to yourself requires care and cleanliness, they brought me Chinese 180 more expensive than ours and the quality is not so hot

pay attention to Echo (Japan), my 3500 model works for 3 years without problems, only tochi chains)))

P.S. when buying, the seller advised the Echo, justifying its durability, ease of service. Yes, and there are no fakes, pure Japanese.

STIHL the kid said it seems like nothing works, Makita is rather weak for large logs sawing tightly

Makita is good in electrical appliances, if the saw is STIHL, it is reliable and simple, the guys are engaged in logging, professional calms have taken root, one Makita as a chipper and a mustache)

STIHL or Husqvarna! And no need to think !

Husqvarna or STIHL, don’t even think about others! It seems to use the 136th (the smallest and most convenient) in the saw. Not only performance characteristics are important in the saw, but also the fact of reliability and survivability. There are many chainsaws, but only these two manufacturers can be real. I start mine once or twice a year, so it starts up 3-4 times, without prolonged torment, so to speak. From experience of owning I recommend Husqvarna, but I will not forget to say that STIHL is of the same quality for the sake of objectivity.!

STIHL, already like 10 years old) I do not do anything

Husqvarnu ‘or Oleo-Mac, and if the three offered STIHL unambiguously, but what would be the original I generally only trust Oleo-mac

we do not have spare parts and officers for Oleo-Mac. service, it disappears!

was Makita for 2 years and that’s it! carburetor problem! illness, then took STIHL for almost 8 years no problem!

Husqvarna and STIHL, but in the professional version, nevertheless, Husqvarna liked more.

neither the other, take the simplest one, it will definitely serve for 3 years)

We have STIHL and we didn’t have any pretensions to it) saws perfectly)

Eeeee,) What is the saw for? To cut the forest or not, Husqvarna took it in due time

go to the site to see them, see what they offer, prices, I am satisfied with their work

You can take both on one condition. Assembly is not China, Malaysia and hedgehog with them. At the same time, Makita will be cheaper.

take friendship! friendship! I have never let you down, and you don’t need to take a benzine with butter and just saw it))

by the way, recognize STIHL China and not China). the plastic casing of the Chinese is yellower, and in the calm it is bright orange!

Makita has a power tool, but not a benzo. Take STIHL, it is easier for him and with spare parts

STIHL of course! I have the same one. it works well, consumables are cheaper than makits, it works well, I don’t complain) there are still different canvases for it, for example, on ice, on metal, although I cut ice with a standard blade (my friend sat down on Niva and left the wheels there) in general)) sawed out, pulled. let’s go!)

I am builder. Storm Makitu. they keep it longer, and if you need little things for the house, they will serve for a long time

STIHL has been serving faithfully for many years =))

I have had STIHL for several years, every year we prepare firewood for ourselves, did not complain and there are spare parts for it everywhere, I am for STIHL!

I had a Makita screwdriver a credit tool, it’s nice to work than others. so I think the Makita is worth taking

It’s funny you argue, apparently with an electric screwdriver you will cut round timber.)) No offense.

said that Makita rules 🙂 and then decide for yourself

Clearly, there are too many Chinese parts, and this firm does not hold, it is not the same! And the shura has also been working for Sturm (China) for a long time. Including there is no way to guess.

STIHL MS 180 only! do not consider other options! I used to trade in petrol equipment, and I can say that he will not let you down! there are always consumables for it!

And here opinions diverged. Yes, guys, but if you look at equal to about 250-300, then maybe here it will be possible to draw some conclusions.?

be careful with the calm, there is a lot of pale on the market now, the Chinese can sell for big money

How to distinguish them? The inscription “Made in” will also be on the left?

If you cut thick trees, then Druzhba-4, if not, then it’s better to take a lighter saw, I’m for STIHL.

I would not choose one of these brands! STIHL 18 is almost all of China, the original can be found in few places. ECHOs are all high-revving and quiet at the same time. In general, I love Husqvarna, I really have old ladies 254 and 257 (not delimbers). Although they will say that they (Husks) are capricious, they are not. They require maintenance, every time after work, you need to flush the air, clean fuel and much more, in fact, like everyone else. I drank a lot, saw what exactly works and plows on the plots. I am personally for Khuska, even if it is a delimber. You can also take ECHO (Japan).

The same STIHL is available only with an extended tire. Only positive impressions, for household, household needs, more than enough. In addition, there are no problems with consumables at all.

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Best of all Husqvarna, especially the original.

Pros and cons of STIHL

STIHL chainsaws are considered one of the most reliable and for this reason, very popular among professional lumberjacks who are used to working with powerful and reliable chainsaws. Professional class models include: MS 461, MS 360, MS 261, MS 880, MS 270,

If you look at the statistics of sales of STIHL household chainsaws, you can conclude that they are particularly popular. For example, the STIHL MS 180 chainsaw, since its appearance on sale, annually occupies top positions in the ratings of such Internet portals as Yandex.Market. The most popular models in the household class are: MS 170, MS 210, MS 192, MS 211, MS 250, MS 291, MS 230, MS 260.

  • Light weight, which is 3.9 kg;
  • Power sufficient to perform work on a personal plot and not only;
  • Maintainability and availability of the STIHL company, a large number of well-organized services;
  • The quality of the materials from which the chainsaw bodies are made.

All these advantages can be attributed to any product of the German company, but there is also one main disadvantage.

Compared to competitors (Makita, Hitachi, Champion, Oleo-Mac, Echo, Efco, Carver, Partner), STIHL chainsaws have a rather high cost of both the tools themselves and spare parts for their repair.

In turn, the high price of spare parts stimulates the emergence of a large number of low-quality spare parts intended to replace original and manufactured mainly in China. The installation of such spare parts is carried out in service centers that are not authorized to repair STIHL chainsaws, which entails a decrease in the service life of the tools and adversely affects the manufacturer’s image.

Recently, the STIHL company began to produce the most popular chainsaw model. STIHL MS 180 at a factory located in China. As representatives of the company explain, this is due to large volumes of products and preferential conditions for production.

Representatives of the company note that the transfer of production did not affect the quality of the products, for the reason that the control of all stages of production remained at the same level. For more information on Chinese STIHL chainsaws, read here.

Which chainsaw is better?

Having compared the popular STIHL and Husqvarna chainsaws, we have the opportunity to answer the question: STIHL or Husqvarna which is better? But we will not answer it, since everyone has to make a decision for himself, we just provided the actual information, slightly diluting it with Комментарии и мнения владельцев, for those who are poorly versed in technical nuances.

Husqvarna pros and cons

One of the advantages of Husqvarna chainsaws is their cost, as a rule, it is slightly lower than that of STIHL tools, although the difference in some cases is insignificant. You can also note the build quality of tools and materials from which they are made.

Husqvarna chainsaws are produced in many countries, including at a plant in the Moscow region city of Khimki.

The most popular model, for example, the Husqvarna 135, has a slightly higher price than its competitor STIHL MC 180. We will compare these models in more detail a little later.

In the technical solutions of Husqvarna, the European standard for environmental friendliness is clearly traced. This means that the company primarily cares about the quality of the exhaust of the tool, which in some cases makes it sacrifice the maximum power of chainsaws. A striking example of such a company policy is the X-Torq system For the Russian Federation, this system is useless, since in our country there are no strict standards for exhaust quality.

Until 2015, the Husqvarna 236 and 240 models had a number of factory defects, in order to eliminate which the company had to modernize these chainsaws. precisely, the chainsaws had defective carburetors and piston rings. After 2015, this fact was officially recognized by the company, and they also provided a complete list of defects in the 236 and 240 models.

Comparison of the most common STIHL and Husqvarna chainsaws

If we compare the popular STIHL and Husqvarna tools in terms of power, then the main competitor of the STIHL 180 at Husqvarna is the Husqvarna 135.

Appearance of the STIHL MS 180 chainsaw

The power of both is 1.5 kW. At the moment, Husqvarna loses not only in cost, because its price is slightly higher, but also in the volume of the cylinder, which is 40.9 cm³, while that of Calm, the volume is 31.8 cm³. If we consider this difference from the technical point of view, we can conclude that the Husqvarna engine, with such a volume, should consume more fuel, since the consumption of the fuel mixture is directly related to the cylinder volume.

The second point where Husqvarna falls short of the STIHL 180 is weight. STIHL weighs 3.9 kg, while Husqvarna weighs half a kilo more. Not much difference, but still.

The advantage of the Husqvarna 135 over the STIHL 180 is a quick-detachable filter that can be washed and used after multiple cleaning. Calm does not have this, but it is possible to choose an additional set of tools, for example, to purchase STIHL 180C or 180C-BE, which have an easy start, as well as the ability to adjust the chain tension, without the help of additional tools.

For clarity, we suggest taking a look at the comparative table, it shows the strengths and weaknesses of each saw.

CHARACTERISTICS CHAINSAW
STIHL MS 180 Husqvarna 135
Tire length, cm / inch. 35cm / 14 “ 40 cm / 16 ″
Engine power, W / hp. 1500 W / 2 HP. 1500 W / 2 HP.
Engine volume 31.8 cc 40.9 cc
Maximum chain speed 9,000 rpm 9,000 rpm
Weight 3.9 kg 4.4 kg
Fuel tank capacity, l. 0.25 0.37
Oil tank capacity, l. 0.15 0.25
Country of Origin China China
The birthplace of the brand Germany Sweden
Guarantee 12 months 12 months
Price, 2020 13 500 rub 14,500 rubles
Price, 2021 Find out the price Find out the price

Thus, when choosing between STIHL 180 or Husqvarna 135, it is wiser and more profitable to buy STIHL 180, since it has long been the most popular chainsaw in the Russian Federation, unlike Husqvarna.

For those who live in rural areas and do not have the opportunity to repair tools in service centers, purchasing a STIHL 180 is more expedient for the reason that this chainsaw can be repaired by yourself.

Now let’s compare the 180 with the budget version of Husqvarna, model 236.

Its power is 1.4 kW, which is already lower than that of the STIHL 180 chainsaw, and the working volume is higher and amounts to 38.2 cm³. The price is slightly lower than that of the STIHL 180, but is it worth the savings, while losing power and, accordingly, performance.

Another Husqvarna model with which the 180 can be compared is the Husqvarna 240.

Their price and engine power are the same, but Husqvarna loses out in terms of weight and cylinder volume. Its weight is 4.7 kg, which is almost a whole kilogram more than that of the STIHL 180, and its volume is 38.2 cm³.

What is the difference between chainsaws

STIHL and Husqvarna are undoubtedly the leaders in the production and sale of gasoline-powered chain saws. Due to serious competition, every year each of the companies develops many new technical solutions, introducing which makes it easier and more comfortable to use their tools. For example, STIHL has technical innovations such as:

  • STIHL M-Tronic system. makes it easier to start the chainsaw, thanks to a fully electronic ignition system. The system independently distinguishes cold start from hot start. Also, M-Tronic accurately sets the ignition timing and adjusts the amount of fuel mixture at the time the chainsaw is started;
  • HD2 filter. This filter is made of polyethylene, which has 70 percent finer pores than a conventional filter. It repels oil and is easy to clean, which adds comfort when servicing the chainsaw on which it is installed;
  • Compensator. This is a special device in the carburetor that allows you to work with a chainsaw even with a completely dirty air filter, and an important feature is that the saw practically does not lose power;
  • The catalyst burns out unburned fuel, due to which the exhaust of the chainsaw contains less harmful impurities that adversely affect the human body.

If you look at the technical innovations of Husqvarna, you can also highlight several interesting systems:

  • Air Injection (air purification system) centrifugal air purification system, due to which the interval for cleaning the filter element is increased;
  • X-Torq / strong> The system reduces the amount of harmful emissions and, as the manufacturer notes, the tool equipped with this system consumes less fuel compared to chainsaws of similar engine size;
  • AutoTune is a system for automatically tuning the optimal parameters required for stable engine operation. details about how the system works, the manufacturer does not indicate.

If you take two chainsaws of the same volume from STIHL and Husqvarna, then they will be similar only in that they are equipped with an internal combustion engine, a tire and a saw chain. But everything, even the typical elements of these chainsaws, differ in size, shape and materials from which they are made.

Thanks to the efforts of engineers, with the same cylinder volume, STIHL chainsaws have a large maximum power, which will be noticeable when comparing specific models of chainsaws.

Below you can watch a video in which a sales and repair specialist for chainsaws gives his opinion about STIHL and Husqvarna household models.

What to choose

When choosing a chainsaw, it is more advisable to give preference to the STIHL models, even though they are slightly more expensive. STIHL owners have slightly more advantages. They can make a choice: repair the instrument themselves or contact a certified service center.

There are more spare parts on STIHL, and if necessary, you can buy less expensive analogues of the original parts. STIHL, this is a good time-tested tool.